The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbour in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886. The Statue of Liberty is a figure of a robed woman representing Libertas, a Roman liberty goddess – also incorporating some elements reminiscent of another Roman deity, Sol Invictus. She holds a torch above her head with her right hand, and in her left hand carries a tabula ansata inscribed in Roman numerals with “JULY IV MDCCLXXVI” (July 4, 1776), the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue became an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.
Although there was only a light sprinkling of snow in Central Park, New York City – it was so beautiful. And it so bloody cold. Colder than when I was in Antarctica last Christmas. Yippee.
The wonderful feeling of snow – a picture I snapped out and about one morning last week in Times Square, New York City.
Slippery steps – the aftermath of the blizzard that bombarded New York City. Steady as she goes.
A stream frozen in mid-stream – a picture I snapped a few days before the blizzard in beautiful Central Park, New York City. Yippee, how wonderful.
By the looks of the snow and icicles on this NYPD police car, it must have been sitting in the same spot for many hours in the New York City blizzard. When I walked past I could there was a uniformed policeman in the front seat eating a donut.
The blizzard stopped and once again the beauty, the calmness and the families returned to Central Park in New York City to enjoy the snow. Oh baby, it was stunning in the park today.